Riasni Drova Consort is currently a three-piece band consisting of Jaroslav Ilnytskyi, Andrij Orel and Oleg Vorobyov. Formed in 2010 in Lviv, Ukraine.
Jaroslav Ilnytskyi plays Baroque flutes, recorders, psaltery, saxonette, percussion and has been involved in early/Baroque music since the late 1980â²s. A member/ex-member of such ensembles as Excelsior, Leopolita, Vita Nova, Greensleeves, Lviv Minstrels; also worked with Silva rerum and Durham Baroque. His interests include the history of musical instruments and the psychology of musical performance. His work in Riasni Drova Consort is almost the reverse of his work elsewhere.
Andrij Orel does slightly enhanced trash-guitars, woodwinds and vocals. In addition to his solo work, he is also a member of free-noise collectives Noah Coward and Hokkei Quartet, as well as a collaborator with Moglass. Andrij has been involved in numerous performances with post-Soviet new music grandmaster Yuri Yaremtchuk and has recorded/performed with Ilia Belorukov, Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko, Bruno Duplant, Paulo Chagas and others. He had also written some huge articles for Ukrainian underground music press, after which he went on to publicly make music which actively contradicted most of what he had written.
Oleg Vorobyov creates and plays guitar-based composites using a variety of self-invented techniques. Worked with Piotr Tabakiernik, Yuri Yaremtchuk and the theatre troupes Arabesques and Kolo. His playing is heavily influenced by his family and friends, various improvised music, Chinese tea culture and football.